QNAP TS-419P Turbo NAS device
A 4-bay network-attached storage (NAS) device with 8TB storage capacity for small to medium businesses
- iSCSI server capabilities, low power consumption, easy-to-use Web interface
- Slow performance, no support for Mac-formatted external hard drives, multimedia browser can't play audio or video
The QNAP TS-419P Turbo NAS device isn't fantastic value, but it is a versatile server and has a number of features for both homes and small businesses.
Price$ 999.00 (AUD)
QNAP's TS-419P Turbo NAS device has four drive bays and can house up to 8TB of storage. It offers plenty of features to suit both homes and small businesses, but it didn't perform spectacularly in our tests.
The TS-419P Turbo NAS has the same design as QNAP's other NAS devices. The four drive bays are lockable and support both 2.5in and 3.5in SATA II hard drives (no drives are included).
The NAS device has a single USB port on the front, and the accompanying one-touch copy button can be configured to back up to and from flash drives and external hard drives that have FAT32, NTFS, ext3 and ext4 file systems. There are three more USB ports around back that can be used to plug in hard drives, printers and UPS devices. The back panel also has two eSATA ports and two Gigabit Ethernet ports that support load balancing and failover.
The TS-419P Turbo NAS is slower than the more expensive TS-439 Pro Turbo NAS. The former, which is $400 cheaper, has a 1.2GHz Marvell 6281 processor and 512MB of RAM, while the latter uses a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU and has 1GB of RAM. A slower CPU and less memory leads to longer reboot times, as well as slower file transfers.
You don't lose any software features, however. The TS-419P Turbo NAS supports Windows (SMB), Apple (AFP) and Linux (NFS) network protocols, and can host Web and FTP servers. It also offers an iSCSI target service and can connect to other iSCSI servers on the local network.
Drives can be configured in RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 5 + Hot Spare, 6, as well as JBOD (combined drive volume) or left as individual volumes. Internal hard drives can be formatted to use either ext3 or ext4.
An integrated download station allows you to initiate and schedule downloads from Web sites and FTP servers, as well as BitTorrent trackers. You can use the Download Station Web interface or the bundled QGet software for Mac and Windows. The TS-419P Turbo NAS can serve media over an iTunes server as well as a DLNA-compliant UPnP server powered by TwonkyMedia.
The NAS device offers plenty of wizards to help with setting up users and different server features. Unlike Synology's Disk Station Manager, the multimedia browser on the TS-419P Turbo merely displays files and won't play back hosted video or audio.
For our tests, we installed two 1.5TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 hard drives in a RAID 0 array. We used Intel's NAS Performance Toolkit to gauge the NAS device's ability to stream high-definition video and perform simultaneous read/write tasks. We also conducted two file transfer tests between the NAS device and a PC equipped with a 300GB Western Digital Velociraptor hard drive. The first file transfer test involved 20GB of 3-4GB files, while the second used 3GB of 1MB files.
|Intel's NAS Performance Toolkit - HD Streaming|
|HD Playback (MBps)||HD Playback &
|HD Playback &|
|QNAP TS-419P Turbo NAS||$999||3TB||RAID 0||21||25||23.7|
|Netgear ReadyNAS NVX||$2519||2TB||X-RAID2 (Redundancy)||69.05||50||33.1|
|Synology Disk Station DS409||$678||3TB||RAID 0||53.2||50.1||32.1|
|ProWare DN-500A-CM||$1599||3TB||RAID 0||56.5||68||33.2|
|Western Digital Sharespace||$3799||8TB||RAID 5||26||14.5||10.7|
|Promise SmartStor NS4600||$700||4TB||RAID 0||38||37.4||26.8|
|QNAP TS-809 Pro Turbo NAS||$2699||4TB||RAID 0||75||102.2||41.6|
|Small File (3GB) Transfer Test Results|
|QNAP TS-419P Turbo NAS||$999||3TB||RAID 0||23.6||17.7||8.9|
|Netgear ReadyNAS NVX||$2519||2TB||X-RAID2 (Redundancy)||47.6||21.8||11.4|
|Synology Disk Station DS409||$678||3TB||RAID 0||36.6||6.9||5.2|
|ProWare DN-500A-CM||$1599||3TB||RAID 0||31.6||33.3||16.7|
|Western Digital Sharespace||$3799||8TB||RAID 5||8.9||5.8||3.6|
|Promise SmartStor NS4600||$700||4TB||RAID 0||28.3||22.5||11.9|
|QNAP TS-809 Pro Turbo NAS||$2699||4TB||RAID 0||44||38||16.5|
|Large File (20GB) Transfer Test Results|
|QNAP TS-419P Turbo NAS||$999||3TB||RAID 0||38.8||27.9||16.3|
|Netgear ReadyNAS NVX||$2519||2TB||X-RAID2 (Redundancy)||78.5||51.7||25.8|
|Synology Disk Station DS409||$678||3TB||RAID 0||55.3||36.6||21.1|
|ProWare DN-500A-CM||$1599||3TB||RAID 0||40.4||43.5||19.4|
|Western Digital Sharespace||$3799||8TB||RAID 5||21.4||10.6||7|
|Promise SmartStor NS4600||$700||4TB||RAID 0||63.3||35.5||19.5|
|QNAP TS-809 Pro Turbo NAS||$2699||4TB||RAID 0||85||74||43.7|
QNAP's TS-419P Turbo NAS device performed relatively poorly in all three tests. It was particularly poor at streaming 720p video in Intel's NAS Performance Toolkit but could handle small files better than some other 4-bay NAS devices. Nevertheless, cheaper alternatives like Synology's Disk Station DS409 are clearly a better option for moving large files quickly.
With our two-drive configuration, the TS-419P Turbo NAS' power consumption averaged 30.2 Watts when idle, and 13W when asleep. Power consumption peaked at 33.5W when performing simultaneous tasks, which is slightly less than Synology's Disk Station DS409 consumed using the same drives.
The TS-419P Turbo NAS device isn't a great performer, so we wouldn't recommend it for streaming 1080p video across a network. However, the number of server capabilities it offers makes it a viable option for those looking to host large amounts of data both locally and over the Web.
Follow PC World Australia on Twitter: @PCWorldAu
Join the newsletter!
WD MY PASSPORT™ X Gaming Storage
Bang and Olufsen BeoVision 14
Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer Fuchsia/Iron
Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44
Panasonic OLED 4K Ultra HD TV - TH-77EZ1000U
cloudandco Smart Cane
Panasonic OLED 4K Ultra HD TV - TH-55EZ950U
SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™
Nespresso Creatista Coffee Machine
WD MY PASSPORT™ Gaming Storage
Toys for Boys
Onyx Smart Walkie Talkie
UBTech First Order Stormtrooper Robot
Ubiquiti Network’s Front Row Camera
Bose SoundLink Micro
Leica M10 Digital Rangefinder Camera
Propel Star Wars T-65 X-Wing Drone
Google Daydream View VR Headset
Lego Mindstorms EV3
LaCie Rugged USB-C Portable Hard Drive
Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K
PETKIG Go Smart Dog Leash
Nest Protect Smart Smoke Alarm
Toffee Bags Commuter Satchel
Dearear Endear In-ear Wireless Earphones
iRobot Roomba 980 Vaccum Cleaning Robot
Xbox One X
Belkin Pocket Power 10,000mAh
Amazon Echo Bluetooth Speaker
WD MY CLOUD™ HOME Personal Cloud Storage
Panasonic Hi-Fi - SC-UA7GS-K
3SIXT 3-in-1 Smartphone Lens Kit
Panasonic Portable Splashproof Fun - RF-D20U
Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse
Logitech Doodle Collection Wireless Mouse
Urbanworx Full HD Action Camera
Kogan Bluetooth Soundbar
Ikea NORDMÄRKE Wireless Charging Pad
Raspberry Pi Starter Kit
Fallout Geeki Tikis
Tile Pro Bluetooth Tracker
Lexon Flip Alarm Clock
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review: A solid winter flagship that cribs from the best
- 2 Google Pixel 2 review: not quite 'pixel perfect' but damn close
- 3 Google Home Mini review: a welcome addition to the smart speaker family.
- 4 Huawei Nova 2i review: Flagship features get smuggled into the mid-tier
- 5 Moto X4 review: This is what a world without MotoMods looks like
Latest News Articles
- ASUS Announces Two New Entries into the VivoBook Range with the VivoBook 14 and VivoBook 15
- US says laptop ban may expand to more airports
- Epson launches new high-speed Enterprise inkjet printer
- HP's Spectre x360 puts Kaby Lake and Thunderbolt into a thinner, faster package
- HP upgrades the Envy 13 laptop with Kaby Lake, debuts the 4K Envy 27 display
PCW Evaluation Team
I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.
It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.
Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.
The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.
The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.
The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic
- PC World 2017 Editors' Choice Awards Nomineees Announced
- LG V30+ review: The videographer's smartphone arrives
- Fitbit Ionic review: Impressive but not quite iconic
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
Product Launch Showcase
- CCVmware SpecialistNSW
- CCTechnical Field EngineerNSW
- FTProject ManagerACT
- FTSenior Business AnalystACT
- CCControl Systems SpecialistQLD
- CCChange Analyst-TransformationNSW
- CCRecords AnalystNSW
- FTForm Analyst/DeveloperOther
- CCTechnical Specialist - Government OrganisationVIC
- FTClinical IT Support Consultant - Medication Management - Permanent - North RydeNSW
- FTManual Tester - Accounting & FinanceOther
- FTOrganisational Change Analyst -Contract - $650 per dayOther
- FTFull Stack Developer - ASP.NETVIC
- FTFull Stack DeveloperACT
- TPFull Stack Developer - AWSNSW
- FTCRM DeveloperACT
- FTWeb Writers/EditorsOther
- CCTechnical Field Engineer/SupportVIC
- CCNetwork EngineerNSW
- TPSenior Business AnalystNSW
- TPCommunicatons and Change AdvisorQLD
- TPProject ManagerNSW
- FTTechnical Integration LeadOther
- TPSenior Project OfficerNSW
- FTSenior Business Analyst x 2 (Digital Transformation)NSW